3067 meters climbed – and 3067 meters descended which is tough going on the knees!
1071 miles driven by 3 dedicated drivers
124 litres of water drunk (kindly donated by Swithland Water https://www.swithlandspringwater.co.uk/)
27 Climbers with the age range between 11 and 53, this weekend successfully completed the National 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Matt Hampson Foundation and The Cinnamon Trust.
We left Chine House on Friday afternoon for the long journey to Fort William. Absolutely stunning scenery on the way up and watching the sun set over the Scottish mountains. After our very late evening meal it was off to bed and then up again for 6am breakfast. A short drive to the base of Ben Nevis and our climbers were ready for the off at 7am.
As the first climbers arrived back at base, we became aware of an injury to one of our team, Jess had fallen badly and injured her ankle and was unable to walk. It was touch and go if we were going to call Mountain Rescue – Martin ran down to the Mini Buses for the first aid kit and ran back to Jess with bandages and strapped her ankle.
The decision was made to get the remaining climbers into 2 of the buses and head towards Scafell Pike. One bus remained and Martin and David got Jess down to the bus and then headed off to try and catch up – unfortunately they were just too far behind to make Scafell so headed to our next scheduled stop to meet up with the team before heading to Snowdon.
Although we were a little behind schedule due to traffic and limited speed on the mini buses the challenge was completed when the team arrived in Llanberis after climbing Snowdon. A very tired lot then made our way home to Chine House where we received a hero’s welcome from family and friends, and special thanks to Annie and Leo Manger for their fantastic welcome home posters.
The last photos are of our team and what they did when they got home (after showering!) – as you can see most of us missed our furry friends and a decent meal, oh and perhaps the odd glass of wine!
Jess had in fact broken her ankle and is now wearing a very dashing moon boot!